Mike Adler – St. Joseph’s/Duke
Adler has a fantastic career at St. Joe’s before before deciding to use his final year of eligibility to play for Coach Danowski and Duke. During his time on Hawk Hill, Adler ranked in the top-5 in program history in career saves, save percentage and goals against average and was the first goalie in program history to receive All-American accolades..
Adler’s success followed him to Durham, where he’s played a pivotal role in the Blue Devils’ (12-1) regular season success. The Florida native has 117 saves on the season, non bigger than his doorstop stuff of Syracuse’s Stephen Rehfuss in the waning seconds of play to seal the Duke victory over the Orange on March 25.
Adler’s crouching style and calm feet allows him to react on a dime and find success against the offensive-laden ACC. He will look to join his brother Max (Chaos LC) as yet another sibling pairing in the PLL.
Brian Dougherty’s Take: I think Adler is the number one guy on the list. Watching him play at St. Joe’s, he led the country in a bunch of categories. And now down there [at Duke], I think he has one of the biggest bodies of work. You can feel pretty confident that he’ll continue to be good [at the next level]. I think he’s really good down low and can make some pretty athletic saves.
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